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6 Ways Matcha Green Tea can help you

Have you heard of Matcha Green Tea?

Matcha Green Tea has grown in popularity over the past few years. Matcha Green Tea is pretty unique because it is only grown in Japan (green tea is grown outside of Japan as well). It is a traditional tea that was consumed by Monks to improve mental clarity. One Cup of Matcha Green Tea has 10 times the nutritional value of one cup of regular green tea.

Why should you Drink Matcha Green Tea?

Natural Detox

Because Matcha tea is high in chlorophyll, it is a great way to detox naturally. Natural detox is a great way to keep our liver healthy and working properly. You should always try to avoid toxins in our environment and foods, but you just can’t avoid everything. I really like a gentle daily detox to help. read more

My Favorite Detox Smoothie

Adam and I have been waking up two hours earlier this whole month because we have a lot of goals we want to accomplish and we are starting to implement our Miracle Morning (which really has been great for us!)

Waking up earlier with a big “To-Do” list means we want a quick and easy breakfast so that we can fill us up and give us good nutrition for the rest of the day. When I was pregnant, I used to live off of smoothies, but I got out of the habit and stopped making them for a while… until now! read more

Treating Mastitis Naturally

Treating Mastitis Naturally

Mastitis can be scary to a breastfeeding mama. 

The painful and inflamed breast. The chills. The fever.

I have had full blow mastitis 3 times now! I had it both after the first few days after childbirth and now today…

What causes mastitis?

Mastitis is usually caused by a clogged milk duct that isn’t draining properly. Mastitis can come when you are not resting enough or drinking enough water – Hello, Holidays!

This time it developed from a milk bleb – a clog right on the nipple. I noticed a slightly painful white dot on my nipple about 2 weeks ago, but I thought it honestly went away… Until last night. read more

Benefits of Drinking Hot Chocolate

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Benefits of Drinking Hot Chocolate

Why you don’t have to feel guilty about pouring that second cup

I love drinking hot chocolate on a cold night, snuggled up on the couch with a blanket. I knew that cocoa powder was a great source of antioxidants, but I wanted to know just how healthy this hot chocolate really was. There are plenty of benefits of drinking hot chocolate to keep you pouring a cup all winter long.

I drink my hot chocolate sweetened with stevia, so it is sugar free. This also helps keep it guilt free too.

Drink for Health

Cocoa powder is a great source of flavanoids which are high in antioxidants.  read more

Homemade Dark Chocolate

I love dark chocolate!

I’m talking about that love that you just can’t go a week without… or a day even!

When that craving hits, you don’t want to be reaching for a candy bar.

Commercial chocolate is full of ingredients that are not healthy for you, even though chocolate itself is actually pretty healthy.

Commercial chocolate has processed sugar in it… not good for stable blood sugars or for weight loss.

Dark chocolate is a good source of Magnesium and antioxidants. More on Magnesium here and a magnesium oil recipe.  read more

7 Ways to Use Cranberry Sauce

cranberriesCranberries are in season! I love cranberries for many reasons.

They are tart and add a nice flavor to turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving. They are great paired with pumpkin in muffins and breads. And they make a great No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce!

They are also very healthy for you!

Cranberries are high in antioxidants. They are great for keeping your urinary track healthy. Cranberries are considered one of the World’s Healthiest Foods. It is very high in vitamin C, so it will keep you healthy during the sick season.

Here are my top picks for using cranberries this season:

1) Eat it with Oatmeal

Cook 1/2 cup of oats with 3/4 cups of water and 1/4 cup of cranberry sauce. Season with salt and stevia. Top with some stevia sweetened greek yogurt!

2) Use as a spread or topping on bread

My No Sugar Added Cranberry sauce is a Fuel Pull (meaning low carbs and low fat for Trim healthy Mamas) so it could be on a piece of sourdough bread or some coconut flour bread or almond flour bread.  read more